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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Police: School shooter says he didn’t want to hurt anyone; officer was ‘prepared to use his firearm’

    LACEY, Wash. — A 16-year-old student who opened fire Monday morning at a Lacey high school told police he had no intention of shooting other students, and only intended to harm himself, according to police. The shooter, who was not unidentified, was stopped by a North Thurston High School teacher Monday morning at the school shortly after firing two rounds. No one was injured in the shooting. According to police, the shooter allegedly held a cigarette in one hand and a […]

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    Parents volunteering for new plan to keep West Seattle students safe with block watch program

    SEATTLE – There’s a new plan to fight back after several school kids have been followed by suspicious men, or even grabbed, on their way to school. The incidents have taken place in West Seattle over the past week. Seattle Public Schools is now asking parents to volunteer to help kids make it to school safely. The plan is all about high visibility, with a few dozen volunteers in bright yellow sweatshirts placed around the area keeping a close watch […]

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    Family of man killed by Lakewood cops want answers: ‘Police just shot him like he was garbage’

    LAKEWOOD — Police still don’t know why 37-year-old Daniel Covarrubias was seen running or why he hid inside the Pinnacle lumberyard on Tuesday. Daniel’s sister, Lanna Covarrubias, said her family is devastated by the shooting. She said while Daniel had a history of drug addiction and mental issues, he wasn’t a violent person. Now she want’s to know why police had to shoot him Tuesday. “It was for nothing,” Lanna said Wednesday. “It was a pointless, senseless death. And he’s […]

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    Police: 14-year-old girl says man grabbed her on way to school in West Seattle

    SEATTLE — A 14-year-old student told police Tuesday she fought off a stranger who attacked her on the way to school. Police said it occurred near Chief Sealth International High School on Tuesday morning. Police say the stranger followed the girl from a coffee shop at the Westwood Village Shopping Center and then continued following her toward the school. The girl told police that at one point the man grabbed her, wrapping both of his arms around her — and that’s […]

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    Girl, 17, seriously injured in crash; investigators looking into possibility of street racing as cause

    WEST SEATTLE — Police are investigating a pair of crashes in West Seattle over the weekend, one of them sent a 17-year-old girl to the hospital with serious injuries. The investigations are still very fresh but police are definitely looking to see if street racing played a part. “We were getting ready for bed and we heard a really loud noise,” said neighbor Lori Paulson. “It sounded like a motorcycle backfired going maybe 90 miles an hour.” Lori Paulson and Brian […]

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    5 injured, including sheriff’s deputy, in violent car crash in Everett

    EVERETT — A Snohomish County sheriff’s was involved in a crash that sent him and four other people to the hospital Friday, the Washington State Patrol said. One person was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. The crash happened at 23rd Street and Rockefeller Avenue in Everett. The Washington State Patrol said the  deputy’s patrol car was southbound on Rockefeller Avenue and was in the intersection when a 2008 Honda Element traveling westbound on 23rd Avenue struck the […]

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    911 call from worker in cargo hold of Alaska flight: ‘Hello, I’m stuck in this plane’…

    SEATTLE — Emergency calls to a 911 operator from a Sea-Tac Airport ramp agent caught in the cargo hold of a plane were released Thursday, showing just how panicked the worker caught in the hold was. Alaska Airlines Flight 448 was just barely on its way to Los Angeles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Monday afternoon when the unidentified worker from Menzies Aviation, an airlines contractor at the airport, stuck in the cargo hold called 911. “Hello, I’m stuck in this […]

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    Highline School District warns parents about man repeatedly asking student to get inside car

    BURIEN — The Highline School District warned parents to be on the lookout for a stranger who allegedly approached a young girl asking to give her a free ride. The incident happened at South 160th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive on Monday morning. The district said the female student was walking to school when a stranger repeatedly offered to give her a ride. She wasn’t hurt and she got away, but so did the suspect.  The young girl was […]

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    Two generations killed in tragic construction accident

    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. – A community is in mourning after the tragic loss of a young couple and their baby killed during Monday’s construction accident along SR 410. Josh and Vanessa Ellis, and their 8-month-old son Hudson, died after a giant concrete barrier fell directly onto their pickup truck from an overpass. Josh’s mother told Q13 FOX News over the telephone that she’s in a lot of pain after losing two generations of her family in an instant. A memorial […]

  • 1 dead after SUV plunges off overpass onto Interstate 5 in Tacoma

    TACOMA — An SUV plunged off the L Street overpass onto southbound Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome during the afternoon rush hour Friday, killing the driver and forcing the closure of most southbound lanes for about 90 minutes, police said. The vehicle was traveling south on the L Street overpass when, for some unknown reason, the driver took a hard right, broke through the guardrail and plummeted onto the freeway, the Tacoma police said. The driver was killed. The […]